A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Kubrick, Coppola, Scorsese, Altman

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A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Kubrick, Coppola, Scorsese, Altman
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A Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Kubrick, Coppola, Scorsese, Altman
Robert Phillip Kolker / designed by Egon Lauterberg
Oxford University Press / 1980 / out of print / first edition / hardcover / 5.4 x 8.2 in / 410 pp / b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780195025880 / weight: 1 lb
Condition: good, nearly very good, still bright front cover, minor chipping on top spine, minor chipping and wrinkling on lower left of back jacket (see photo above), interior clean and unmarked

Description:
This long out of print first edition of critic Robert Kolker’s masterful study of the 1970s films of the Hollywood New Wave is extraordinary for many reasons. Most notably, it is the only edition to include the work of Francis Ford Coppola, arguably the greatest director of the 70s with an unprecedented run of masterpieces beginning with The Godfather (1972) through The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part 2 (1974), and Apocalypse Now (1979). In A Cinema of Loneliness Kolker explores the themes of solitude, emptiness, and alienation that permeate Coppola films as well as the work of Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Arthur Penn, and Robert Altman. Building his case shot by shot, Kolker brilliantly weaves his analysis through more than twenty classic 70s films including, The Long Goodbye, Barry Lyndon, and Taxi Driver. This is one of the best books ever written about this decade of American film.




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